QWrap: DeepVeer Tie the Knot; SC Reserves Verdict on Rafale Probe

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1. It’s Official! Ranveer-Deepika Finally Tie the Knot

ANI reports that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now married after the traditional Chitrapur Saraswat-style wedding at Lake Como, Italy. They solemnised their relationship after six years of dating.

The Sindhi Anand Karaj ceremony is set to take place on 15 November. And it seems the dress code for the guests of the ceremony is white. From the wedding mandap and the invitation cards to the outfits and the decor adorned with white flowers, the pristine colour seems to be the duo’s favourite.

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2. Rafale Deal Hearing: SC Reserves Verdict on Pleas Seeking Probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 14 November reserved its verdict on petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into Rafale deal.

In compliance with Supreme Court’s demand of having a word with officials from Indian Air Force (IAF), a team of Air Force officers comprising Air Marshal Alok Khosla and Air Vice Marshal J Chalapathi reported to the court after lunch.

During the hearing, the court agreed that different aspects on pricing need not be discussed now, reported Bar and Bench. "It needs to be debated only if the Court decides that the aspects on pricing needs to come in public domain," CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, to which the Attorney General readily agreed.

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3. The ‘Virat’ Problem That is Captain Kohli

The captain of the Indian cricket team is the undisputed champion on the field, scoring more runs than any other cricketer of his time. But when he posted a video telling a fan to ‘leave the country’ for liking foreign cricketers, it raised questions that for long weren't dared asked.

Why does Virat Kohli get to do what he wants?

The answer could be the fact that the only body that has any power over the Indian captain – the BCCI – is currently in an administrative vacuum, being governed by a court-appointed committee and an interim president’ who’s held the ‘interim’ post for almost two years.

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4. On Children’s Day, Meet the Kid Who Saved Nehru’s Life

Harish Mehra is 74 years old, but at heart, he’s still a kid. Forever the boy from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area who saved India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's life.

At the age of 14, Harish, the son of a freedom fighter, was on duty as a scout of the VIP canopy where Pandit Nehru was sitting to watch the Ramlila on 2 October, 1957. Suddenly, the VIP shamiyana caught fire.

Without caring for his life, Harish ran inside the shamiyana, took Nehru's hand and escorted him to safety. He ran back into the inferno, climbed a 20-foot pole and, with his scouting dagger, cut off the burning cloth. As a result, his hands were severely burnt.

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5. BJP Undermining Nehru’s Precious Legacy Every Day: Sonia Gandhi

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, 13 November, said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is undermining the legacy of late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and the values integral to “Indianness” are presently being challenged.

“We all know, that his precious legacy is being undermined daily by those who rule us today. They express disdain and contempt for Nehru, for all that he did to build India, that they are bent upon changing for the worse. Today, we must honour Nehru by fighting with determination to safeguard our democracy against those who are undermining it,” she said.

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